Admission to the Teacher Education Program

  • Application filed by December 1st of the sophomore year.
  • An all-college GPA of 2.5
  • Official declaration of an education major
  • A positive recommendation from a faculty member outside the Education Department
  • Successful completion of PRAXIS™ CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR EDUCATORS exams by February 1 of the sophomore year with the following minimum scores:
    • Reading: 150
    • Writing: 140
    • Mathematics: 128
  • Completion of four 200-level education courses with a combined GPA of at least 2.5 by end of 2nd year
  • Acceptance by the full Education Department
  • Good standing with the Office of Student Affairs
  • A clean criminal record

First year students are encouraged to take the PRAXIS™ CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR EDUCATORS exam in either March, April,  June or July after their first year. Sophomores must take the PRAXIS™ CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR EDUCATORS exam in September, November or January.

Registration for the PRAXIS™ CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR EDUCATORS exam is due approximately five weeks in advance and score reports are available 4-6 weeks after the tests are taken. The registration information can be found on the ETS website. The registration fee is approximately $180.00 and is the responsibility of the Cornell student. For more information go to: